Landesa is a rural development institute that works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people. It partners with governments of developing countries to design and implement laws, policies, and programs concerning land to spur economic growth and promote social justice. Landesa has partnered with governments in 54 countries to help provide secure land rights to more than 100 million families since 1967.
LifeNet International exists to transform African health clinics into centers providing quality, sustainable healthcare. In order to improve population health and quality of patient care, LifeNet provides its partners with monthly medical and management training, a pharmaceutical supply program, and a growth financing loan program. LifeNet is building in-country capacity and generating long-term impact in East African healthcare.
Living Goods operates Avon-like networks of entrepreneurs who go door-to-door selling affordable solutions to improve the health, wealth, and productivity of the poor. Products like anti-malaria treatments, clean-burning cook stoves, fortified foods, and solar lamps can dramatically improve the health and wealth of people who survive on just a few dollars a day, but these products do little good if they don’t reach the people who need them most.
Medic Mobile is a software toolkit that combines smart messaging, decision support, easy data gathering and management, and health system analytics. Medic Mobile's tools are free, open-source, and designed alongside people delivering care in the hardest-to-reach communities.
myAgro provides training in modern farming methods and sells agricultural inputs on layaway via a mobile phone platform and a network of local village vendors in West Africa. myAgro works to incent farmers to move beyond subsistence farming to grow for larger regional markets.
One Acre Fund was created to make farming significantly more productive and provides a complete set of services within walking distance of the farmers it serves: financing for farm inputs, distribution of seed and fertilizer, training on agricultural techniques, and market facilitation to maximize profits from harvest sales.
Each OneWorld Health medical center offers a full scope of healthcare services to the community, delivered by trained nationals and offered at a price point that is affordable to the overwhelming majority of the population. Patient fees offset the costs of running the clinic, eventually meeting or exceeding the total monthly operating costs.
Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in materially poor and environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America. They lend capital, deliver financial training, and strengthen market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. Root Capital’s clients are farming cooperatives and private businesses that help build sustainable livelihoods by aggregating hundreds, or even thousands of rural producers in Africa and Latin America. Since 1999, Root Capital has disbursed more than $740 million in credit to over 530 businesses in Africa and Latin America.
WAVE trains African youth in marketable skills to reach their true potential and supports them in stable jobs. On average, WAVE alumni experience an income transformation of 3-4 times their baseline income (from $2/day to $6-8/day) through placements in frontline hospitality and retail jobs.